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G A Lewis

Ceramicist & photographer

Gale writes: 'My inspiration is drawn from the West Wales coastline.  I use photographic imagery and ceramic vessels to respond to the landscape.  Collecting materials and ideas for my work, I am struck by the force of nature that is so evident here.  Erosion, growth, storms and the meeting of land and sea are all humbling in their transient, ever-changing beauty.

'My current work is inspired by a series of meditative walks during which I observe and contemplate my natural surroundings and how we as people interact with them, considering not only the physical but also the philosophical nature of life.  The vessels draw these concepts, thoughts and discoveries together.  Natural, recycled and man-made materials are used in combination to demonstrate the potential for harmony and beauty in our relationship with our landscape.

'The work is about mindfulness, and taking the time to observe and think about our surroundings and how we interact with them.' 

Work displayed at:

The Waterfront Gallery, Milford Haven
New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey
Henry Paddon Contemporary Art Gallery, Eastbourne, East Sussex